parotid gland


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parotid gland

a large salivary gland, in man situated in front of and below each ear

parotid gland

[pə′räd·əd ′gland]
(anatomy)
The salivary gland in front of and below the external ear; the largest salivary gland in humans; a compound racemose serous gland that communicates with the mouth by Steno's duct.
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However, in rats, electron dense secretory granules were reported to be formed in acinar cells of parotid gland at one day after birth (Redman & Sreebny, 1970).
Painful swellings are found to be carcinoma of the parotid gland.
Additionally, diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) and apparent diffusion coefficients (ADCs) depend on the composition of the parotid gland as well as the different histological types of the parotid tumors.
3 In 80% of cases, they affect the parotid gland, while 10% each are seen in submandibular and minor salivary glands.
17 Tumors of salivary gland are important for pathologists as well as head and neck surgeons for the reason of high morbidity and mortality because of anatomical location and facial nerve presence which traverses the parotid gland and is likely to be damaged during surgery.
Among the major salivary glands, parotid gland was the most frequently involved site (n = 17, 70.
The parotid gland is an uncommon site of metastasis from carcinomas arising in the head and neck region in Chinese population since the incidence of cutaneous SCC is very low compared with that of Western countries.
The other patient (patient 10) underwent a radical parotidectomy along with a radical tonsillectomy, which included an en bloc removal of the left temple neoplasm, tonsil, and parotid gland.
The FNA for parotid gland lesions is a routine procedure.
As noted in the few other existing case reports, nontuberculous mycobacterial infection of the parotid gland is quite rare, especially in adults who are immunocompetent.
With regard to morphometric assays, the mean percentage equivalent to the glandular parenchyma and stroma region was evaluated, with evaluation of two slides per animal: one submandibular and one parotid gland.
Among nonneoplastic lesions, congenital and acquired cystic lesions of parotid gland should be differentiated from hydatid cyst.